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    Coastal impact a major factor in roof materials selection

    Boral Roofing

    Boral Roofing encourages builders, specifiers and architects to advise their clients building near the coast to consider marine impact when selecting building materials, especially for roofing.

    Building professionals are aware that not all building products are suitable for every project. Environmental variables should therefore be considered when advising their clients on materials for their home. 

    When building or renovating in close proximity to the coast, it is important to consider the long-term impact of marine conditions on the performance and aesthetics of the products they select – in particular, the roofing material. 

    Boral Roofing general manager Charlie Condo explains that location is one of the most important considerations for a home’s roofing material. As one of the largest surface areas of a home, the roof is particularly vulnerable to its surroundings. 

    For instance, coastal homes are more prone to salt attack, the process by which salt crystals break down the materials used in and around the home. 

    Condo advises that choosing a location-appropriate material can boost the longevity and minimise the maintenance requirements of a roof. Using salt-resistant tiles can help extend the life of a coastal roof and improve its long-term aesthetic. 

    Boral Roofing offers a wide range of roof tiles, providing designers with the flexibility to choose tiles that suit different styles of homes, along with the confidence that the roof will withstand the impact of coastal living. 

    Available in terracotta and concrete in a range of profiles and colours, all Boral roof tiles are exposure grade and suitable for salt exposed environments, including severe marine areas. Once installed, the roof tiles require little or no maintenance. Should a section become damaged, there is the added benefit of seamless single tile replacement.

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